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Verb: Placate  (PLAY-kayt) Definition:  To soothe or mollify especially by concession : to calm the anger or bitterness of. Sample sentence: In an effort to placate the angry customer, the store manager replaced the defective product with a more expensive model at no extra charge.

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If you’re overweight, losing 10 percent of your weight (20 pounds if you weigh in at 200) may cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even if you regain the pounds you shed within a decade. This finding comes from a national study that included 3,000 overweight people with impaired glucose tolerance, a metabolic […]

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It is once again October, and I realized today what that means…ice time in Lakeview Arena again! Last year I had gotten told about drop-in hockey there and got to go a few times before I had some other things get in the way.  This year though, I’m all set to get rolling on skating […]

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Today’s Answer:  Hook Winner: Justin Today’s winner is Justin! He wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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Verb: Excoriate  (ek-SKOR-ee-ayt) Definition: 1. To wear off the skin of : abrade 2. To censure scathingly Sample sentence:  My new shoes started to excoriate my heels, so I had to resort to wearing mole skin patches to prevent blisters.

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If you haven’t been sleeping well, you’re likely to be tired a lot of the time, have headaches and gain weight. Not surprisingly, your eyes may be red, your hands may shake, and you could be at increased risk of high blood pressure. But did you know that individuals who don’t get enough sleep may […]

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Today’s Answer:  RoboCop Winner: Caleigh Today’s winner is Caleigh! She wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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After analyzing data from 5806 participants in a large national health survey, researchers at Drexel University School of Public Health found that low levels of vitamin D among obese individuals may increase the risk of insulin resistance, a contributing factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. Individually, vitamin D insufficiency and obesity are recognized […]

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Noun: Emolument  (ih-MAHL-yuh-munt) Definition: The returns arising from office or employment usually in the form of compensation or perks. Sample sentence: James has contributed countless volunteer hours to the organization and continues to refuse any emolument for his work.

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Last night was our giveaway party for the $5000 hot tub from Rec Depot and it was a blast!  Lots of people came with a chance to win last night and it was great to see everyone getting a chance to throw at least one dart.  I give anyone credit for the nerve it takes […]

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